Texas and abortion
The piety, zeal and righteous indignation expressed by Cynthia Allen in her Friday column (“HB 2 does not impose an ‘undue burden’ on women”) was delivered from her “judge not lest ye be judged” pulpit in the Star-Telegram.
Cynthia and folks like her don’t give a hoot about women’s health or safety. “If you’re like me, then you agree, that abortion should be hard, extremely hard,” she wrote.
There is a new generation of Texas women on the rise who will, one day, say, “Sing small,” Cynthia.
— Jackie Bell, River Oaks
Cynthia Allen seems to feel there is no such thing as an excessive burden for a woman in Texas to get an abortion.
Well, let’s look at how she and the right wing look at “choice.”
They expect the government to pay for their choice to send their kids to a religious school by providing vouchers.
But when it comes to a woman with six kids choosing not to have another one, that’s a different story.
In one case, they ask the state to pay for their religious choice (a private school), and in the other, they want to impose their religious beliefs (against all abortions) on the entire country.
— Herman I. Morris, Fort Worth
As an Arlington Heights High School alumna (class of 1976) I was never more disgusted as I was at the June 4 Heights vs. Aledo baseball game.
My wonder is how the parents of some of these students managed to produce some of the most disrespectful individuals imagined.
One young lady, and I use the term loosely, was so vindictive about standing up in front of my brother-in-law, who is in a wheelchair, despite the constant pleas of my sister for her to sit down so he could see the game.
The argument turned into a shouting match with the student yelling into my sister’s face.
I have attended many Heights baseball games over the years. Both younger brothers and two nephews played for Heights.
I have never seen anything so disgusting.
I hope that anyone who is a friend of this person realizes that there are lessons to learn when you speak to grownups in that manner.
You may be looking for a job in the future; be careful how you talk to people and to whom.
— Evie Contreras, Fort Worth
I see that evangelist Franklin Graham is so very upset that Wells Fargo had the nerve to show a lesbian couple in its advertising spots.
To proclaim that he is offended by the mere sight of a lesbian couple is very telling.
— Robert Cappa, Bedford
The June 4 commentary (“New law on drilling actually allows for more local control”) was pure Ed Ireland propaganda.
However, you should have used the photo of Gov. Greg Abbott signing a bill surrounded by gas and oil lobbyists rather than the Denton anti-fracking protestors.
It would have been much more appropriate.
— Jim Duncan, Azle
Power of millions
Against a tyrannical government, of course, a single AK-47 (or AR-15) or a shotgun has no power to stop a military tank. (See Bill Lanford’s June 5 letter, “Guns and Texans.”)
It’s the power of half a million, a million or 10 million well-armed citizens that make the difference as a last-resort rampart in defense of liberty.
Those numbers definitely do strike fear in the hearts of would-be totalitarians and despots.
— Gary Hancock, Arlington
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